To follow up collaboration within Watershare® Pieter Stuyfzand and Gerard van den Berg of KWR visited the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Seoul. March 22 KWR participated in a dedicated workshop on aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) application in saline aquifers.…Continue reading »
Dr. Kangwoo of KIST visited KWR on the 22nd of August for a presentation of his research and discussion with KWR experts. Dr. Cho has previously won a prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for the development of a wastewater treatment system that incorporates an electrolysis cell for on-site wastewater …Continue reading »
Watershare members NTUA and KWR are participating in the EU Horizon2020-funded SUBSOL project (bringing Subsurface Water Solutions to market). SUBSOL is a three-year project that started in 2015. The consortium partners marked the first 18 months of SUBSOL during their Project Steering Board meeting in Copenhagen on 6 and 7 …Continue reading »
Watershare has launched its first Watershare Community of Practice, which is dedicated to Emerging Substances, at the Singapore International Water Week. Prior to the launch, on 8 and 9 July, the Watershare members held a workshop in Singapore, which was hosted by PUB. During the official launch of the Community …Continue reading »
A second meeting of the Emerging Substances (ES) CoP, which was kindly hosted by Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB), was held in Berlin on 27 March 2017. The meeting was attended by nine members of the ES CoP. “The Wasser Berlin meeting was a great opportunity for me to meet and …Continue reading »
Watershare is proud to organize a Watershare event during the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) from 30 October to 1 November 2017. We have compiled a Watershare programme which will boost collaboration in and among the five Watershare Communities of Practice (CoPs) for the years to come. This includes the …Continue reading »
Watershare is proud to announce the launch in mid-March 2017 of the beta version of a knowledge-based and decision-support toolbox for water and wastewater network inspection, rehabilitation, and monitoring technologies and methods. The toolbox was developed within the Future-Proof Water Infrastructure Community of Practice (FPWI CoP).
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Watershare partner KIST organized the 3rd Asian Symposium on Water Reuse on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 in Seoul. The chairs of the symposium were Prof. Seockheon Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea), Prof. Hiroaki Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan) and Prof. Hong-Ying Hu (Tsinghua University, China). …Continue reading »
By Gonzalo MESCHENGIESER, AySA
In December 2020, many newspapers worldwide reported a news item related to water: Water is now listed on the stock exchange. An unprecedented fact that surprised us as it comes to one of the essential elements for life. The news opens a debate on a global …Continue reading »
A longitudinal view and trends on the detection of SARS-CoV-2 at sentinel wastewater treatment South African Collaborative COVID-19 Environmental System (SACCESS) network, 2020-2021. Read more.
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In April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe, a complete panorama of water management in European cities. In the atlas you can find City Blueprints of more than 40 municipalities and regions. The City Blueprint, developed by KWR, is one of the first and most …Continue reading »
The IWA’s biennial LESAM (Leading Edge on Strategic Asset Management) Conference was held this year at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. During the conference, Ralph Beuken of KWR presented the beta version of PIPE-Works, a new Watershare tool.
PIPE-Works is a web-based tool built by KWR in collaboration with the …Continue reading »
How to address our water, waste and climate challenges? Climate change and urban growth are making this question increasingly important. Despite the numerous solutions available, many cities and organisations have yet to find a good answer to the question. The application of the available technologies and knowledge is inhibited by …Continue reading »
The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the international platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. This year the AIWW will take place from 30 October to 3 November.
Detailed information about the activities at the AIWW can be found at http://internationalwaterweek.com/. Challenging …Continue reading »
At the last Watershare Annual Meeting in Stockholm, the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa kindly offered to organise the 2017 event. The 2017 Watershare Annual Meeting will therefore take place on 17 September in Pretoria, South Africa, and all Watershare members are invited. It will offer Watershare members …Continue reading »
On 7 July 2017, Pome Technology, which is based in the Chinese province of Jilin, became a member of Watershare, a consortium of renowned water research organisations whose ambition is to apply worldwide expertise to local water challenges. During a meeting at KWR in Nieuwegein, Pome Technology’s Chief Technology Officer, …Continue reading »
Recently the results of the City Blueprint analysis of Seoul were presented to colleagues in both the Seoul City government and the Seoul Water Institute. The experts involved were Dr. Jeryang Park, Assistant Professor at the School of Urban & Civil Engineering of Hongik University, Dr. Seockheon Lee of KIST …Continue reading »
From 15 to 18 September Watershare members met in South Africa for the Annual Meeting and a series of connected events. These events included a meeting with WRC staff and participation at the WRC ‘Water Research and Innovation Symposium’, through a panel discussion and a dedicated Watershare session.WRC
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On 29 January Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity & Water of Oman (PAEW), became a member of Watershare, the consortium of several of the world’s most reputable water research organisations and water companies who share the goal of applying global expertise to local water challenges.
As a governmental organisation, …Continue reading »
On 4 April, DIAM chairman H.E. Mohammed Al Mahrouqi and KWR CEO Wim van Vierssen signed the agreement marking the entrance of DIAM to the Watershare platform. The ceremony took place as part of the visit of a high-level Oman delegation to the Netherlands.
H.E. Mohammed Al Mahrouqi stressed the …Continue reading »
AySA, the water company of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, became a Watershare member on Wednesday, 25 April. Now the consortium of water companies and water research organisations numbers 21 members, who share knowledge to jointly harness worldwide expertise in drinking water and wastewater when tackling local water challenges. The Watershare …Continue reading »
On 29 April a workshop took place at the office of Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity & Water of Oman, to introduce its staff members to Watershare and to explore options for collaboration in the platform. As a recently welcomed member, Diam is keen to interact with Watershare members …Continue reading »
On 16-21 September the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Tokyo. Watershare will be present on that important international podium of the water sector.
In 2012 we launched Watershare at the IWA Congress & Exhibition in Busan, South Korea. In 2014, Watershare was principal sponsor of …Continue reading »
Cranfield University has joined Watershare. With this, Watershare expands its collaboration with a strong knowledge partner in the field of water sciences. Cranfield is a postgraduate British university, with world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and industry partnerships in technology and management research. Cranfield Water Science Institute specializes in water and wastewater …Continue reading »
The European University Cyprus has joined Watershare through CERIDES (Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences), its cross-disciplinary and cross-school Centre of Excellence. The European University Cyprus, located in Nicosia, is the oldest institution of higher education in Cyprus, and, since 2015, the only Microsoft Innovation Centre in the country. CERIDES …Continue reading »
AySA organized together with ALOAS, KWR and Watershare, the webinar “Innovating in the water sector 2021: Where to start?”, A virtual event for people who work in water and sanitation operating companies in Latin America, universities , research institutes, governments and other organizations linked to the universe of water and …Continue reading »
Watershare member KWR published a practical guidance report last year on “Guiding Principles for Effective Communication during a Public Health Crisis”. KWR Researchers Lisa Andrews, Stijn Brouwer, Caro Mooren and Stefania Munaretto compiled the latest research on science and crisis communication to develop a set of key guiding principles for …Continue reading »
Watershare Member, Diam Public Water Authority in Oman, is looking to collaborate on technical solutions to some of the country’s most pressing water issues. Read more below about the Diam Technology Portal (DTP) – launching this April 2021!
Diam Technology Portal (DTP) is a platform through which Diam shares its …Continue reading »
Securing water supply in the face of increasing water scarcity is one important challenge faced by humanity in sustainable development. Inter-basin water transfer is widely applied to provide water supply security in regions where water demand exceeds water availability. In China, the authority constructed a number of big water transfer …Continue reading »
We are proud to share that Harry Seah, PUB Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), has received the KWR Honorary Fellow 2019 for his contribution to driving international collaboration in water science and management. The Honorary Fellowship Award was officially conferred to Mr Seah by Prof. Dragan Savić, CEO of KWR Water …Continue reading »
Achieving water, energy and food (WEF) securities is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavourable climate change, increasing urbanisation, population growth, and advanced ecosystems degradation. To this end, a collaborative and inclusive approach between the three sectors is essential. The WEF Nexus Winter School is a capacity-building initiative that …Continue reading »
Watershare was founded ten years ago. Over the past years, new members have joined the community, and the model of sharing tools is no longer actual. Watershare has now developed into a community of water utilities and research organisations that share knowledge, expertise and capacities. Members aim to increase outreach …Continue reading »
WRC is pleased to share its latest infographic presenting a compendium of various studies in a report titled, “A Compendium of emerging South African testing methodologies for detecting of SARS-COV 2 RNA in wastewater surveillance”. The studies emanate from contributions made by several research initiatives, individuals, academics, and practitioners in …Continue reading »
The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Hub of Watershare hosted a webinar on Monday, 22 March 2021 to kick off the Regional Hub and to extend an invitation to all regional stakeholders to participate in this new effort of Watershare and CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology in …Continue reading »
Rupali Deshmukh, IVL (Taposya) India: sponge irrigation system An integral project, enabling women participation and applying local products and traditions, relying on capture of water from fog, dew and rain, which is further stored underground in a previously prepared soil that actually works like a… …Continue reading »
Georgina Mukwirimba applied the City Blueprint framework in Harare (Zimbabwe). In this blog, she shares her findings.
The City Blueprint tool is a straightforward tool, easy to use, and it gives results quickly. It enables cities to scan their urban water cycle services swiftly, identifying their water management challenges. The …Continue reading »
Author: María Eugenia Little & Gonzalo Meschengieser, AySA
On May 6, the Professional Training Program in Incident Command Systems (ICS) for water and sanitation organizations was carried out virtually. The Workshop was organized by Agua y Saneaientos Argentinos S.A. (AySA) and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Operadores de Agua y Saneamiento …Continue reading »
During the 3rd Strategic Meeting on Sewage Surveillance, over 30 Watershare members and invited guests discussed updates from across the globe, the latest on variants monitoring and translating data for public health authorities.
In the first part of the meeting, we heard from Prof. Gertjan Medema, KWR, who updated participants …Continue reading »
The City Blueprint Approach is an interactive tool for strategic decision-making about urban water. Large numbers of cities have applied the tool, and based on the trends and performance assessments, have been able to improve their city’s water management and governance.
The City Blueprint Approach is a diagnosis tool and …Continue reading »
By applying the City Blueprint approach, they will define the risks and opportunities for improvements in the cities of Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Lusaka (Zambia), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya).
The project aims to provide cities with a tool to assess their water, waste, and climate change challenges, using the City …Continue reading »
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Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA) launched AySA al Mundo, the company’s export platform. It did so through the International Technological Supply Workshops organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship. The event was entitled “Management of Water and Sanitation Systems Approach”.
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Business Development Group (BDGroup) is a Romanian consultancy company with over 25 years of experience in contributing to the local and regional development in Romania and Central & Eastern Europe by involving stakeholders in various sectors.
BDGroup focuses on sustainable …Continue reading »
On June 24, 2021, Watershare members met to co-define the way of working as a community. Based on an earlier brainstorm session, members redefined and agreed on a common purpose and vision. In addition, members expressed their ambition to contribute to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation for all).
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Fiware4Water is proud to announce that the team led by Lautaro Borrovinsky, Data Scientist from AySA (Watershare Latin American Regional Hub) is the winner of the FIWARE4Water Challenge. Congratulations!
The team defined a Machine Learning Model to take the Pearson’s correlation coefficient between lab data and sensor, along with the …Continue reading »
Celí Kiyomi Okumura recently applied the City Blueprint Approach in the Greater Rio de Janeiro. In this interview, she shares her learnings.What makes the tool unique in your eyes?
The tool can encompass the main sanitation issues that impact the urban water cycle, helping to prioritize actions that need …Continue reading »
The 5th Water Research Commission (WRC) Biennial Symposium is a key event in the South African water sector calendar that will be taking place under the theme “Re-Imagine, Re-Build and Repeat: Future Proofing Water”. This year’s theme focuses on strategies and approaches that the water sector should adopt when working …Continue reading »
Join AySA, The Association of Latin America Water and Wastewater Operators (ALOAS), and Watershare as they kick off the Regional Series of webinars from our international network! AySA and invited speakers will give an overview of the opportunities, innovations and also challenges in the water sector in the region in …Continue reading »
The newest Watershare Regional Hub in the Lower Danube River Basin is co-organising a session at the AquaCircular conference happening on October 7-8th. The Watershare Regional Hub, BDG, KWR, Agricola, NTUA Greece, Greener than Green Technologies, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) and the University of Exeter will all be participating in …Continue reading »
We invite you to submit your abstracts for the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 Water Convention, taking place in Singapore from 17-21 April 2022.
Have an innovative solution or best practice that would make a positive impact towards a water secure future for cities and urban communities globally? Submit …Continue reading »
The transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) plays a significant role towards socio-economic and environmental improvements. For East Europe, demonstrating the application of CE principles though practical cases (e.g., from EU funded projects) can be an inspiration to build a culture of sustainability and develop appropriate business models adapted to …Continue reading »
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Women play a fundamental role in the management and use of water, from collection, storage and use. Women have valuable knowledge about water, the quality, the accessibility and how to collect it. It is important to make visible the role played by women in the management …Continue reading »
As part of the Water Research Commission’s COVID-19 Surveillance Programme, Science Briefs are published with a longitudinal view and trends on the detection of SARS-CoV-2 at sentinel wastewater treatment South African Collaborative COVID-19 Environmental System (SACCESS) network, 2020-2021.
Science Brief 9: The effect of super spreader events on WBE for …Continue reading »
On 29 November, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) launched two papers:Water: fueling the path to a hydrogen future – The role of the urban water industry in Australia and New Zealand’s renewable energy future, outlines the key considerations for the urban water industry in participating in the…Continue reading »
Can you introduce IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute?
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish state and national business interests with a view of carrying out research on industrial air and water issues. Today we are an environmental agency concentrating on much more than …Continue reading »
Gaming has always been an integral part of human culture. One of the oldest forms of social interaction and communication, games have enabled civilisations to bond and thrive as communities.
While the primary function of many of these games is entertainment, serious gaming meanwhile has developed with the primary goal …Continue reading »